Bolshevik Writers: J. V. Stalin (1879-1953)

J. V. Stalin

ANARCHISM or SOCIALISM?

From J. V. Stalin,Works,
Foreign Languages Publishing House,
Moscow, 1954,

Vol. 1, pp. 297-391.


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (May 1997)


C O N T E N T S

    NOTES

      [84] At the end of 1905 and the beginning of 1906, a group of Anarchists in Georgia, headed by the well-known Anarchist and follower of Kropotkin, V. Cherkezishvili and his supporters Mikhako Tsereleli (Bâton), Shalva Gogelia (Sh. G.) and others conducted a fierce campaign against the Social-Democrats. This group published in Tiflis the newspapers Nobati, Musha and others. The Anarchists had no support among the proletariat, but they achieved some success among the declassed and petty-bourgeois elements. J. V. Stalin wrote a series of articles against the Anarchists under the general title of Anarchism or Socialism? The first four instalments appeared in Akhali Tskhovreba in June and July 1906. The rest were not published as the newspaper was suppressed by the authorities. In December 1906 and on January 1, 1907, the articles that were published in Akhali Tskhovreba were reprinted in Akhali Droyeba, in a slightly revised form, with the following editorial comment: "Recently, the Office Employees' Union wrote to us suggesting that we should publish articles on anarchism, socialism, and cognate questions (see Akhali Droyeba, No. 3). The same wish was expressed by several other comrades. We gladly meet these wishes and publish these articles. Regarding them, we think it necessary to mention that some have already appeared in the Georgian press (but for reasons over which the author had no control, they were not compleled). Nevertheless we considered it necessary to reprint all the articles in full and requested the author to rewrite them in a more popular style, and this he gladly did." This explains the two versions of the first four instalments of Anarchism or Socialism? They were continued in the newspapers Chveni Tskhovreba in February 1907, and in Dro in April 1907. The first version of the articles Anarchism or Socialism? as published in Akhali Tskhovreba is given as an appendix to the present volume.

        Chveni Tskhovreba (Our Life) -- a daily Bolshevik newspaper publialled legally in Tiflis under the direction of J. V. Slalin, began publication on February 18, 1907. In all, thirteen numbers were issued. It was suppressed on March 6, 1907, for its "extremist trend."

        Dro (Time) -- a daily Bolshevik newspaper published in Tiflis after the suppression of Chveni Tskhovreba, ran from March 11 to April 15, 1907, under the direction of J. V. Stalin. M. Tskhakaya and M. Davitashvili were members of the editorial board. In all, thirty-one numbers were issued.    [p.297]

      [85] Nobati (The Call) -- a weekly newspaper published by the Georgian Anarchists in Tiflis in 1906.    [p.305]

      [86] Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow 1951, p; 328.    [p.307]

      [87] Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow 1951, p; 329.    [p.311]

      [88] See Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Die heilige Familie, "Kritische Schlacht gegen den französischen Materialismus." (Marx-Engels, Gesamtausgabe, Erste Abteilung, Band 3, S. 307-08.)    [p.323]

      [89] See Karl Marx, Misère de la Philosophie. (Marx-Engels, Gesamtausgabe, Erste Abteilung, Band 6, S. 227.)    [p.337]

      [90] See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow 1951, p. 292.    [p.337]

      [91] See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow 1951, p. 23.    [p.339]

      [92] See Frederick Engels, Herr Eugen Dühring's Revolution in Science (Anti-Dühring), Moscow 1947, pp. 233-35.    [p.343]

      [93] Musha (The Worker) -- a daily newspaper published by the Georgian Anarchists in Tiflis in 1906.    [p.352]

      [94] Khma (The Voice) -- a daily newspaper published by the Georgian Anarchists in Tiflis in 1906.    [p.352]

      [95] Karl Marx, The Cologne Trial of the Communists, published by Molot Publishers, St. Petersburg, 1906, p. 113 (IX. Appendix. Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League, March, 1850). (See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow 1951, pp. 104-05.)    [p.364]

      [96] See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow 1951, p. 420.    [p.365]

      [97] The author quotes this passage from Karl Marx's pamphlet The Civil War in France, with a preface by F. Engels, Russian translation from the German edited by N. Lenin, 1905 (see Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow 1951, p. 440).    [p.368]